The various churning gears in Max Payne 3 result in one of the best action games to ever be released. Filled with action that has a glint of realism to it while channeling the spirit of classic Hong Kong cinema, Max Payne 3 is an action game that knows what its strengths are and simply plays those up in such a way that they never falter during the single-player campaign. From the acting to how the combat feels and how thought out the multiplayer modes are its almost unreal how good Max Payne 3 is since it delivers on all fronts.
+ Gun combat feels amazing in how the weapons react and how easy aiming is.
+ Graphics have loads of detail and small touches which make the world actually feel tangible.
+ The narrative may not have a GTA amount of depth to it, but Max’s dialog and the tone of the game is perfect for a Max Payne adventure.
+ The acting in the game is perfect as it feels completely natural and James McCaffrey is once again amazing as Max Payne.
+ Multiplayer modes bring some traditional goodness while instilling a mindset in gamers that isn’t CoD: Favela Edition.
- Certain action segments may be too much for some people in how suddenly outlandish they can be.
- The special camera effects used during cutscenes can be a bit much at times.
When something is taken from someone that can sometimes result in the person being broken to the point where they have no reason to live. How is someone supposed to move on in their life when something they’ve cherished has been taken away from them, perhaps in an unjust way? With Max Payne 3 gamers found themselves in a rare situation in which their feelings echoed those of the protagonist, this time a grizzled ex-cop with a penchant for hard liquor.